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Woodheads to raise funds for woodworking classes

On Monday, April 7, the Society of Woodheads Only (SOWHO), spearheaded by Jim Von Tellrop Jr., will gather once again at Powell’s Steamer Company and Pub in Placerville to raise funds for the woodworking classes at five local high schools. Celebrating its 10th year, this lively event features an array of generously donated auction items […]

Many special events at State Indian Museum

In honor of the annual Native American Heritage Month celebration that happens every November, the State Indian Museum is offering a series of special events and activities each weekend that celebrate and share the lasting heritage, traditions and contributions of Native Americans with the local community. The State Indian Museum will offer notable Basket Weaving […]

Feng Shui principals still working

With more listings and less buyers looking at homes this fall and winter, sellers may need to give a little more thought to making their homes more inviting to previewing buyers. Creating a WOW experience is a sure way sellers will get a higher price.  This last spring and early summer, it was less important. […]

‘New, working Board of Supervisors’

EDITOR: Yesterday, I took a day off work to attend my first 2013 El Dorado County Board of Supervisors meeting. I was pleasantly surprised by the new board of “working” supervisors who were doing their job of governing the direction of our county. I watched them get updated by CEDAC and asking all the right […]

Nutting a hardworking man

EDITOR: I have been following the progress of the Nutting lynching; it makes it clear that this is the way Placerville got its name in the gold era (Hangtown). I have been in business in El Dorado County since 1960. My father started the business (Halk Equipment Rentals) and prided himself at being an honest […]

Thanking those working for us

EDITOR: I just want to send a well deserved ‘Thank you’” to all law enforcement and fire department personnel, as well as first responders and all who help in time of disasters. What would we do without the road maintenance crews in times of adverse weather conditions? The public comes up with many different complaints about the road […]

Shop Small Saturday helps in so many ways

Sandwiched between Black Friday and Cyber Monday is “Shop Small Saturday” on Saturday, Nov. 24. Shop Small is a nationwide movement to recognize and celebrate the contribution of small businesses to the national, state and local economy. People all over the nation are encouraged to support their local small businesses by shopping locally. “With the exception […]

Dog talk with Uncle Matty: Working with fear

Fearful dogs are tricky. They are to dog trainers what antique glass heirlooms are to UPS delivery people: special care and handling required. I’ve worked with the owners of many shy or fearful dogs, usually after these people spent years exacerbating the problem with their own misguided behavior: the weary woman who comes home to […]

Franckly speaking: Here’s a minority group to which many of us belong

This week Ive been reading a book that — whenever I mention it — people respond to and start talking. Its called “The Introvert Advantage” by Marti Olsen Laney. The subtitle is ”How to thrive in an extrovert world.” According to Laney, one in four Americans is an introvert. It’s interesting to think about whether […]

Stepping out: Chipotle Mexican Grill has many tasty menu choices

“You know how I feel about tacos. It’s the only food shaped like a smile.” — Spoken by the character Earl Hickey in “My Name is Earl,” (2006) Chipotle Mexican Grill A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that Chipotle had delivered a number of burritos to the folks at the newspaper to try, as […]

HUD reworking affordability index

New tool will provide homebuyers with a more accurate estimate of living costs WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced it has awarded The Manhattan Strategies Group, LLC, and its subcontractor the Center for Neighborhood Technology a $3.2 million contract to create a national Housing and Transportation Affordability Index. The […]

El Dorado County has many resources

For the El Dorado County Commission on Aging, old age is nothing to fear — it is simply an opportunity to enjoy life and take advantage of all the resources El Dorado County has to offer. However, how can all of these opportunities be taken if it can sometimes be difficult just to access or […]

Thank you for supporting woodworking education

EDITOR: On behalf of the Society of Wood Heads Only and the Hardwood Lumber Distributors of the Greater Sacramento area, we wish to thank all those who helped contribute to our seventh annual fundraiser for the high school woodworking programs of El Dorado County. We received money and raffle prize donations from many of the […]

Working together is a successful venture

What: Art and Wine Festival Who: Mother Lode Rehabilitation Enterprises and Placerville Kiwanis Where: El Dorado County Fairgrounds, Mark D. Forni Building, 100 Placerville Drive, Placerville When: Saturday, Jan. 22, 6 to 9 p.m. Cost: Tickets $30 each or $50 per couple Information: 530-622-4848 It is a new year and a great way to start […]

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Students stage mini ‘opera’ that teaches many lessons

A mini “opera” coming to Sacramento State is more than just a musical production — it’s also an educational project that reaches across several subject fields. “The Devil’s Highway” will be performed at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 3, in Capistrano Hall Room 151. It is based on Luis Alberto Urrea’s acclaimed book of the same […]

Collaboration and partnerships pay off in many ways

The need for healthcare services is in greater demand now than ever in the history of El Dorado County. For this reason the Nonprofit Partnership has joined hands in demonstrating how collaboration is a key component in providing resources during a challenging economy. ÒWith a combined experience of 303 years of serving El Dorado County, […]

Heard over the back fence: Lets help out all the hard-working teachers

Democrat staff writer It is a well-known fact that many teachers pay out of their own pockets for some school supplies. Local businesses Tony Matthews and Annieberries on Main Street in Placerville are collecting school supplies and backpacks to provide help for Schnell School students and homeless teenagers. The donations will be given to teachers […]

Its taking more time when working with todays homebuyers

Democrat columnist Working with homebuyers today is taking longer than it used to. My last sale was to a couple I had been working with for eight months. My new escrow is to a family I first met six months ago. From the time of my first meeting with a potential buyer until closing, can […]

Working for the voters

Elections matter and so do the people we elect. The indisputable evidence is the sheriffÕs race. There are now seven candidates, all well qualified, running to replace Sheriff Jeff Neves, who is retiring. Neves has done an outstanding job and is always open and available, often found at many local functions. There are those who […]

Rainbow System vacuums and cleans spots

We’ve all purchased one — an affordable vacuum cleaner from one of the big box stores and the first couple of times you use it you are convinced that this will be your “forever” vacuum. Many of us have an active family and a number of furry critters sharing the house with us. Others have […]

Authors to share their stories

What: Authors Day Who: Placerville Shakespeare Club Where: Shakespeare Clubhouse, 2940 Bedford Ave. in Placerville When: Sunday, April 27, noon Cost: $10 Information: Rose at 530-626-5103, Nora at 916-941-7156 or e-mail at ackley@jps.net   Any one of the authors scheduled Sunday, April 27 to talk about their works would be enough to fascinate a crowd but […]

4-H’ers star at showcase

It was Home Arts Day on April 12 as hundreds of 4-H members gathered to showcase their projects in areas such as woodworking, sewing, photography, rocketry, robotics and arts and crafts. It was also a special day for two teens who were honored for their service and accomplishments as members of 4-H. Held at Light […]

Harry Frank Harper

Oct. 9, 1937 — April 16, 2014 Harry Harper was born in Nevada City, Calif., to Russ and Jessie Harper on Oct. 9, 1937. He passed away April 16, 2014, at Kaiser Hospital in Sacramento, with his family by his side. He was one of nine children. The family moved to Fair Oaks, where Harry […]

My turn: More than a buzzword

I’m sure we have all had jobs working for a stern boss, or alongside an unpleasant coworker. If you haven’t ever encountered such a personality, I am interested to know where you have worked, and whether they are hiring. Even in the most polished of organizations, not everyone is friendly, or shares the same sense […]

My Turn: Technical education needed to fill high-demand jobs of tomorrow

Many complex problems are holding back the California economy. And one of the biggest reasons is the state’s shortage of high-skilled workers. The Society of Manufacturing Engineers predicts that, given the rates of retirement of current high-skill workers and the rebound of the manufacturing sector, the shortfall of skilled workers nationwide could increase to nearly […]

CTE a pathway to higher wages, higher-demand jobs

Career Technical Education — it’s the new buzz in education, along with Common Core, and there’s a pot of money out there to help.

“There is a lot of CTE stuff happening in our region,” said Christopher Moore, associate superintendent of Educational Services for El Dorado Union High School District. “We belong to a 25-district consortium, along with the El Dorado County Office of Education and Black Oak Mine School District, representing about 80,000 high school students in the Capital region.”

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Cantare Chorale seeks new director

Dr. Jeff Nelson, artistic director of the Cantare Chorale, will be leaving the group at the end of this season in June.  The search for a new director is underway. Interested candidates should contact the group by calling 530-677-6964. Cantare Chorale of the Sierra Foothills is a community-based mixed chorus dedicated to bringing quality choral […]

Horoscope, Friday, April 18, 2104

Last Day of the Aries Sun This is Good Friday and the last day of the high-energy Aries sun. It’s time to slow down and approach life as a marathon instead of a sprinting race. If you think that your many responsibilities do not allow you the extravagance of doing something nice for yourself each […]

Woman, dog back from Oso

He may not look heroic — in fact, with the tug toy hanging from his mouth and his tongue hanging out, this German shepherd looks downright goofy. When his owner, Noreen McClintok, gives him the “search” command, however, the goofy animal is gone, replaced by a focused, intent dog who does not give up.

On April 8, Cai and McClintok, 63, returned from helping search for victims of the mudslide in Oso, Wash., as part of a California Rescue Dog Association (CARDA) team.

“Washington FEMA put out a call for cadaver dogs, “said McClintok, who lives in El Dorado Hills, “and CARDA responded right away.” McClintok said the search in Oso had changed from rescue to recovery within a day or two of the slide. “I can’t imagine what those first responders were confronted with. In 50 feet of mud, how do you start to look?”

“Our CARDA team had seven dogs and we drove up to Washington as a caravan. Two members of the team came all the way from San Bernardino,” said McClintok. “We got there on Thursday, April 2, and …”

El Dorado Builders’ Exchange: Building on trust for half a century

Did you know that there is an organization right here in El Dorado County that is looking out for consumers and contractors alike? If not, meet the El Dorado Builders’ Exchange. It was founded in 1959 and since that time, through all the changes and growth in this county, has stood the test of time, […]

Altshuler framing

EDITOR: Mr. Altshuler’s “Things I have learned” column on April 2, 2014 starts with 10 pedantic paragraphs about psychological framing cleverly designed to make a series of false claims seem credible. Among many specious claims consider that the “trillions of dollars” of Bush debt and the “trillion-dollar Clinton surplus” never happened. Measured in 2009 dollars, […]

Grizzly bear research may help human medicine

I’ve gained 5 pounds since last summer. My body mass index (BMI) is still fine, but I need to stop gaining to keep it that way. Grizzly bears put my weight gain to shame. In the late summer, they eat some 50,000 calories per day and gain more than 100 pounds. Then, when they hibernate, […]

Georgetown calls stage 2 drought

After a long meeting Tuesday night that included extensive audience input, the board of the Georgetown Divide Public Utility District voted unanimously to declare a Stage 2 drought emergency. That decision was based on the water level in Stumpy Meadows Reservoir being 15,617 acre-feet when measured on April 7. Normally the 20,000 acre-foot reservoir would be […]

Horoscope, Saturday, April 12, 2014

Closer Moon In a sense, you are always going for what sales people call “the close.” When you smile and someone smiles back, that’s a kind of close. When your request is fulfilled, that’s a close. Breaking down the details of interaction is favored under this Virgo moon. It might help you to see each […]

Mind your manners at etiquette dinner

No matter how high the GPA or impressive the résumé, a job candidate who arrives late, eats noisily, slops ketchup on a $30 steak or rests his or her weary elbows on the table will not make a good impression — and probably won’t be hired. That’s why California State University, Sacramento’s academic advising and […]

Ray Nutting’s donation for DA

EDITOR: I wonder if the people who donated money for Ray Nutting legal help feel stupid? Here Ray has made a cry for help with his legal and financial burden and yet he can write a $999 check to a DA candidate who was obviously brought in from another county to run against the evil […]

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Praiseland Academy offers well-balanced, Christian-based program

Praiseland Academy of El Dorado Hills is a Christian-based infant, toddler, preschool and kindergarten program. It opened its doors in the Windplay Business Park in El Dorado Hills in August of 2013 after moving from the home-based Preschool Academy of El Dorado Hills. The new building offers 6300 square feet, which includes five classrooms, a […]

Horoscope, Thursday, April 10, 2014

Creative Leo Moon Just as the first rays of the sun show up in the sky before the sun rises over the horizon, there will be some preliminary mental tinkering that precedes a big idea. That’s why it’s important to let your thoughts dance and play under this creative Leo moon, even if those thoughts […]

Grow For It: Water-saving drip irrigation

It is doubtful that anyone living in El Dorado County or the whole of California for that matter who is not aware of the serious drought conditions impacting everything from household water use, home gardening, commercial agriculture, new home construction, etc. The list is a long one. We all need to do our part to […]

Gold Bug volunteers: Characters need apply

Have a hankering to relive the history of the gold rush with thousands of visitors from all over the world?

Then become a volunteer at the Gold Bug Park and join such notables as Black Bart, John Studebaker and Duffy the crazy Irishman.

Part of a crew of 25 volunteers, they are more than just history buffs. Some must have show biz in their blood as they have adopted a character of their own from the past — real or imagined — that they play when conducting tours complete with clothing, props and …

Bicycle events and traffic control

EDITOR: On Saturday, March 29, my wife and I were driving down Marshall Road on our way to the Coloma Club Cafe for our usual Saturday breakfast. As we approached the stop sign at the intersection of Marshall Road and Highway 49, we were forced to quickly slam on the brakes as a horde of […]

William “Bill” Henry Stollmeyer

Sept. 29, 1928 — March 16, 2014 William “Bill” Henry Stollmeyer, 85, passed away at home peacefully of natural causes on March 16, 2014, in Apple Valley, Calif. Bill was born to Henry “Hank” and Doris E. Melvin Stollmeyer on Sept. 29, 1928, in Burbank, Calif. He was the brother to two younger sisters, Betty […]

John M. Wright Jr.

June 27, 1966 — March 6, 2014 John was the first blessing of five. He was the loving son of Jack and Marlene Wright of Somerset, Calif.; the loving brother of Danny Wright, Kristi Ciccarelli and Laurie Wright-Ross; loving uncle to Anthony, Kayla and Michael Ciccarelli; and loving grandson to Mr. and Mrs. C. LeMire of […]

Horoscope, Thursday, April 3, 2014

The Sun and Pluto Fight Over Fate The sun in Aries and Pluto in Capricorn argue over our notions of fate. The sun insists that fate is largely a matter of self-determination, while Pluto makes a sound case for the influence of mysterious, unseen forces. Whatever your beliefs, it’s a time to work with everything […]

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